Wednesday, July 21, 2004


The good, decent, environmentally conscious side of me is saddened by this story, but the evil, sadistic side of me thinks it's kind of funny: Pelicans mistake Arizona asphalt for lakes.

"They try to land on the water, but it's asphalt and it's 'Bam! That doesn't feel so good,"' said Sandy Cate, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department's wildlife center at Adobe Mountain in north Phoenix.

During the past two weeks, the injured pelicans have been found from Yuma to Phoenix, the department said Thursday.

Fortunately, no pelicans were reported dead from this mishap.

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